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DoD Warrior Games in Chicago Opens With 265 Participants, Celebrities to Celebrate America’s Homecoming for Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members

DoD Warrior Games in Chicago Opens With 265 Participants, Celebrities

Celebrates America’s Homecoming for Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members & Their Families and Friends


July 2, 2017:  DoD (Department of Defense News)

As the 4th of July weekend arrives, Shannon Collins, journalist with the DoD News updates on America’s Homecoming and the  2017 Warrior Games hosted in Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 1, 2017.

Ms. Collins  highlights, “As comedian Jon Stewart and Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the official opening of the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games here yesterday, medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder walked-in a hand torch at Soldier Field, where it was passed between teams, with medically retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Hamilton lastly using it to light a flame for the games.”

Fisher House Foundation's Ken Fisher Welcomes Guest at 2017 Warrior Games at Chicago's Soldiers FieldThe event was attended by over 10,000 Chicagoans, and featured welcoming remarks by Navy Admiral Richardson (Chief of Naval Operations), Ken Fisher, President & CEO of Fisher House Foundation, world-renown artists, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, rock and roll hall of fame Sam Moore and the President & CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg.

The article spotlights:

Kelly Clarkson whom “opened the concert with “My Life Would Suck Without You” and told the crowd, “I’m excited and honored to be here. Thank you so much for your service. We are super honored. When I was told about Warrior Games, I was so inspired, and I’m just so excited to be a part of this and just thank you so much for having us here.”

As she readied the audience for “Piece By Piece,” she was overcome with emotion as she told the athletes, service members and veterans in the audience, “Y’all are real heroes; y’all are real heroes.”

Blake Shelton closed the show and told his fans, “Happy Independence Day weekend! I hope you’re not going to get tired of me celebrating these military people I see out here in the audience tonight and their families. Thank you so much.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore performs the hit song “Soul Man” for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games opening ceremonies at Soldier Field in Chicago, July 1, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

“The men and women that serve and protect this country on a daily basis allow the rest of us the freedoms we enjoy,” Shelton said earlier. “I’m proud to be part of this event and root these heroes on to victory at this year’s Warrior Games.”

To read the full article on the DoD web site, click here.


 

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson & 250 Incredible Wounded Warriors – Join on July 1 2017 in Chicago for a Special Concert

July 1 2017 Concert in Chicago for Wounded Warriors

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson & 250 Incredible Wounded Warriors – Join Us on July 1 2017 in Chicago for a Special Concert


Blake Shelton. Kelly Clarkson. And 250 incredible wounded warriors. Join them all on July 1 at Soldier Field for a special concert to kick off the 2017 Warrior Games. Tickets are on on sale now!


Buy your tickets now for the concert and opening ceremony and of the DoD Warrior Games, featuring full performances by Grammy award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, and hosted by Jon Stewart.  The event will take place July 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Fisher House Foundation and Warrior Games 2017 in Chicago

Tickets prices are set at $40, $60 and $80.  Order your tickets online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/warrior-games-blake-shelton-and-kelly-chicago-illinois-07-01-2017/event/040052B3E6A33D23?artistid=807367&tm_link=tm_header_search

The star-studded opening ceremony concert will officially kick off the 2017 Warrior Games, which will take place June 30 through July 8 in Chicago. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will compete in an inspiring display of athleticism and resilience.  Most sporting events are open to the public and free of charge.  Tickets for the July 7 finals for wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, being held at the United Center, will also be available through Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for on-sale dates and ticket prices.

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Fisher House has been instrumental to the success of the Warrior Games, and I hope that you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the kick-off of this year’s Games!


 

Jon Stewart to Host 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games Opening Ceremony at Chicago’s Soldier Field

Jon Stewart to Host 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games Opening Ceremony at Chicago’s Soldier Field


The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported on June 5 that the renown host, Jon Stewart, will host the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games Opening Ceremony.

Bill Zwecker, journalist with the Chicago SunTimes highlighted “Jon Stewart, the former host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, has been tapped as the emcee for the opening ceremony and concert for the Department of Defense Warrior Games, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Soldier Field.”

To learn more, visit the Chicago SunTimes and read the full article by clicking here.


 

Buy Your Ticket Now for the Opening Ceremony of Warrior Games 2017

Wounded Warrior Games Chicago

Buy Your Ticket Now for the Opening Ceremony of Warrior Games 2017


Jon Stewart at the 2017 Wounded Warrior Games in ChicagoOrder Tickets Now!

Buy your tickets now for the opening ceremony and concert of the Department of Defense Warrior Games, featuring Grammy award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, and hosted by Jon Stewart.  The event will take place July 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Soldier Field in Chicago.  Please note, credentialed family members will be admitted free of charge. The purchase of tickets is for non-credentialed individuals only.

Tickets will be available online beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. CST through Ticketmaster. Tickets prices are set at $40, $60 and $80.  


Opening Ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Games is July 1 2017 in ChicagoAbout the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games

The star-studded opening ceremony concert will officially kick off the 2017 Warrior Games, which will take place June 30 through July 8 in Chicago. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will compete in an inspiring display of athleticism and resilience.  Most sporting events are open to the public and free of charge.  Tickets for the July 7 finals for wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, being held at the United Center, will also be available through Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for on-sale dates and ticket prices.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the kick-off of this year’s Games!


 

 

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